Organic Plowdown Blend CC9 Cover Crop Mix

Your Small Grain Companion

Most popular for underseeding with small grains. Produces abundant biomass and fixes nitrogen for the following cash crop. Positions your fields well for corn the following year.

  • Adapted to varying soil types and field conditions
  • Excellent fit for underseeding spring small grains or frost seeding into winter small grains
  • Can fix 50-100+ lbs. N/acre: legumes will be at peak N-fixation potential at flowering in the spring following seeding year
  • Not a good choice for haying due to potential for sweetclover toxicity
  • Allow to grow into the following spring for maximum N benefit
  • Small-seeded legumes are pre-inoculated

Planting Date: Feb. – May; Aug. 1 – Aug. 15

Seeding: 12-15 lbs/acre at ¼” to ½” deep. Drill or broadcast.


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Our cover crop mixes for grazing are a combination of nitrogen fixing and biomass producing species specially chosen to maximize cover crop benefits and complement a diverse crop rotation. These mixes will improve soil structure, add and scavenge nutrients, compete with weeds and simplify the seeding process. We are also happy to work with you on custom cover crop blends that will fit any rotation, field, or soil type.